Arab Idol singers rock Amman
Amman, August 31, 2013
Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf and finalist Farah Yousef performed live at a concert during the Amman Citadel Festival 2013 held recently.
The concert was part of a series of performances scheduled to be held during the Festival, which is organized by Friends of Jordan Festivals (FJF) at the Citadel in Jabal Al Qala’a.
The Amman Citadel Festival’s activities will continue until September 10 and will feature a number of performances by Jordanian, Arab and international artists.
The concert’s proceeds will go to Promise Welfare Society, which seeks to help underprivileged students complete their higher education, provides financial support to cover surgery costs for less fortunate individuals, and distributes food coupons among low-income families in the Kingdom.
The society also implements charity initiatives targeting individuals affected by wars across the world, such as Gaza in Palestine, Qana in Lebanon, Iraq and Kosovo.
Encouraged by family and friends to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional singer, Mohammed Assaf first took to the stage at the tender age of five. Years later, Assaf participated in and was crowned as the winner of the hugely-popular singing competition; Arab Idol.
Following her first live performance at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Center at the age of seven, Farah Yousef has since aspired to become an accomplished professional singer.
Over the years, she went on to gain considerable knowledge and experience, becoming a well-rounded artist that is capable of delivering all types of music genres.
According to the organisers, the tickets for the show are being sold online at www.karasi.com.
Shuttle bus services have been arranged for the listeners. The buses will ply from Abdali bus-stop between 6 and 7pm to the Citadel in Jabal Al Qala’a, and back after the concert, they added.
The Festival seeks to emphasize Jordan’s rich heritage and history, and highlights the Kingdom as a regional cultural hub and an international tourism destination.
It is being sponsored and supported by several media entities and private sector organizations that seek to promote arts and culture in Jordan.-TradeArabia News Service